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BOCES Educational
Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3500 ext. 3500
Fax: (845) 348-3559

Contacts

Catherine O'Brien
Assistant to the Superintendent
cobrien@rboces.org

Evelyn Torres
Financial Aid/
Admissions Counselor
etorres@rboces.org

Mary Shine, R.N.
LPN Program Coordinator
mshine@rboces.org

Links

Required textbooks for accepted students (PDF)

Transcript request form (PDF)

Learn more about Licensed Practical Nursing

Adult Education & Business Services

LPN program graduates

Licensed Practical Nursing

Classes begin in September 2014 for Rockland BOCES’ 1,080-hour
Licensed Practical Nursing program.

Two enrollment options are offered: one-year/full-time days or two-year/part-time days. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Licensed Practical Nursing Licensure Examination given by the New York State Board of Nursing.  

Fall 2014 admissions are underway.

2014 Information Session Flier

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us your full name, mailing address, and phone number at etorres@rboces.org.  

Employment opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Private care  

Educational opportunities

Rockland BOCES has articulation agreements with Dominican College, Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Nyack College and SUNY Rockland Community College. The agreements allow BOCES graduates to take challenge exams to qualify for entry into the colleges’ RN programs.  

Admission

Admission is competitive. Consideration is given to entrance exam results, interview, education and work history.

Applicants should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma
  • Pass an entrance examination (non-refundable $50 testing fee)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have documentation of legal immigration status from the
    U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Complete an interview process
  • Submit completed medical history, physical and immunization records
  • Complete a financial aid application or pay full tuition by September 1

Classes are available to assist students in preparing for the entrance exam; for information, call (845) 348-3500.

Application Letter (PDF)

Application Process (PDF)

Test Application (PDF)

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Driving Directions

More about the entrance exam  

LPN Class Schedule

All classes run from September through June.

Full-Time Class Schedule (10 months):
Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clinical Day every week, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Half-Time Class Schedule (20 months):
First Year: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
One full day per week of Clinical hours from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Second Year: Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
One full day per week of Clinical hours from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and direct loans are available to qualified applicants. A financial aid advisor will provide assistance with the application process. Applicants must have proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status to be eligible for financial aid.

Tuition and Fees (PDF)

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Gainful Employment

2012-13 completion rate

  • Accepted: 102
  • Graduated within normal time: 59
  • Continued in program: 19
  • NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 84%

2012-13 job placement rate

  • Related Employment: 27
  • Unrelated Employment: 3
  • Continued Education: 21
  • Unknown: 7

Median Loan Debt

  • Title IV Loan Debt: $3,500
  • Private Education Loan Debt: N/A*
  • Institutional Finance Plan: N/A**

* No students have taken private loans
 ** Not available at this institution